While suffering from paint brush wrist, paint roller elbow, Do-it-yourself-basement-floor knees and a multitude of other aches and pains, I’m happy, ohhhh so happy, to say that progress is the basement is being made.
Main objective (for the moment) is to have basement completed enough that we can clear out the guest room, so when my son arrives home on Wednesday, he has somewhere to sleep.
T-Minus 5 days and counting…
So, here is what’s going on:
We’ve been doing the basement in steps, half the basement at a time. This is one half of the basement before the ceiling and floors were painted.
Here is the same half of basement after the ceiling was painted and the floor was primed.
The whole room looks much brighter, and I would have loved to keep the floor color light and bright, but after having light colored kitchen floors, I know all to well that keeping a light colored floor clean is nearly impossible.
So here is what it is looking like with one coat of the paint color I chose.
The second coat of paint darkened it up nicely, and I added a package of slip resistant granules to the paint which is working out quite nicely so far.
Here is the other side of the basement showing where the walls used to be.
Here is the same angle after the walls were removed.
Here is a similar angle with the ceiling, stairs painted and part of the floor painted.
Yes, we are painting right over those godawful vinyl tiles. Yes, I’m crossing my fingers that I am doing it right (more to come on how I did this and who inspired this idea.)
With half of the floor done, and half to go, the obvious next step was to move all of this lovely mix and match of furniture and stuff to the other half of the basement.
I set up a makeshift painting station on the half of the floor not-yet-done.
And proceeded to prime and paint away at the furniture.
Rather quickly but with a little pizzazz.
Hoping that when it’s all said and done, it will have some sense of style and be a little more match than mix.
Right now it’s even looking like my Route 66 chair is going to fit into the mix like a glove.
And perhaps I’ll even find a matchy spot for my Route 66 shelf.
Fingers crossed that I’m on the right track.
As of this morning, the other half of the basement floor is just about ready for painting.
Basement update best investment, yet
Notice that roll of red paper standing there?
We picked it up at the hardware store for about $12.00. We are on our second roll, but let me tell you, we have used it it to keep the floor covered while painting the ceiling, as a drop cloth for the furniture painting, and as a protective cover on the painted portion of the floor for all the stuff now stacked on that side.
I think I might buy stock in this stuff ;D
Thanks for stopping by.
With a splash of paint and a smile, here is wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Amy
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